May 1933 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 6 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
  • May 13 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • May 18 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • May 26 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
  • May 27 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • May 4 J. Fred Duckett, Texan sports announcer and teacher

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May 7 Johnny Unitas, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • May 14 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • May 24 Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
  • May 25 Ray Spencer, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • May 29 Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies